Punky Brewster is the latest ’80s TV show to receive the reboot treatment.
UCP is developing an all-new revival of the half-hour comedy series, according to E! News. (And yes, Soleil Moon Frye is set to reprise her role as Penelope, or “Punky.”)
The new version will focus on the grown-up orphan, who is now a single mother of three children. Things come full circle when Punky meets a young girl who reminds her of her younger self and, well, watch the show to see for yourself.
In addition to her starring role, Frye will serve as an executive producer alongside the original series creator, David Duclon. The show will be written by Steve and Jim Armogida (School of Rock, Grounded for Life).
Punky Brewster originally premiered in 1984 and ran for four successful seasons until airing its final episode in 1988. It tells the story of a bright young orphan who gets taken in by a Chicago photographer, Henry Warnimont (George Gaynes).
While no network is attached to the sequel series, we have no doubt the reboot is in good hands. UCP has produced a number of hit series, including The Umbrella Academy, The Act, Mr. Robot, Dirty John, The Sinner and The Magicians.
Now that’s some Punky Power.